Pastor Passum Posted April 20, 2009 Report Share Posted April 20, 2009 Fourteen and 1/2 years ago I began sharing my home and life with a little black Schnauzer I named Dunkin'. We showed him for about 2 years. We both had fun, learned a lot about dogs and met many friends as well as collecting a few cups, assorted trophies and a drawer full of ribbons. The judges liked him. At about age 4 I started taking him on short rides on the bike. Short rides grew into trips on the Blue Ridge Pkwy, to various motorcycle rallys and several trips to Daytona for bike week. Anything up to 500 mile days, he was game for. Neither of us being perfect, we over looked faults and grew to really enjoy each other's company. Although he loved riding on the bike he never seemed to care too much for the truck or cars. That is until I got the Shelby. The first time he rode in the Shelby he got in while in the garage. I put the window down and cranked her up. While I was familiar with the "bark" of the exhaust on start up, he wasn't. He jerked around and looked at me like "what the heck" but soon he grew to love it as much as I do. Riding in the Shelby became almost as good as a bike ride. Dogs are great companions, especially this one. Last Friday I found a tick on him and removed it. Saturday evening he became sick and Sunday I took him to the emergency vet. They ran some tests and gave shots for nausea and sent us home with some antibiotics for tick born infection. Monday I took him to his vet as his condition hadn't improved. On the way he had a seizure and another in the vet's office. They kept him overnight on IV fluids but didn't offer much hope. He passed away early Tuesday morning. One of the hardest things I've ever had to do was burry my "best friend" of 14 years. He'll be missed tremendiously and I just wanted to share this. Jim Looking good On the Blue Ridge Blue Ridge Pkwy in Virginia Standing guard at Daytona Bike Week last year Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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